Chanteur Country US né James Joseph Croce, le 10 Janvier 1943 à Philadelphie (Pennsylvanie). Il fit ses études à l’université de Villanova (Pennsylvanie). Il forma plusieurs groupes de collège, puis fit un duo avec sa femme, Ingrid, dans les années 1960. Ils interprétaient en particulier des chansons de Joan Baez et de Woody Guthrie, ainsi que des compositions de Jim Croce qui devinrent des hits dans les années 1970. Jim composait et interprétait des chansons de rock, blues et de country. Le succès tardant à venir, Jim devint chauffeur de camion tout en continuant de jouer dans des bars.
Jim Croce signa un contrat de trois ans en 1970 avec ABC Records, et son premier album sous ce label, You Don't Mess Around with Jim, fut un énorme succès aux États-Unis. Les simples "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)" , "Time In A Bottle" et "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" eurent beaucoup de succès et le dernier cité fut #1 en 1973 (2 millions de disques vendus) de même que l’album You Don't Mess Around with Jim. Il était accompagné par un autre guitariste, Maury Muehleisen.
Malheureusement Croce et Muehleisen connurent une fin tragique dans un accident d’avion  à Natchitoches (Louisiane), le 20 Septembre 1973, deux mois après la sortie de son dernier album I Got a Name.

In the music industry, arguably the worst tragedy that can befall an artist is to die in their prime, when he or she is just beginning to break through to the mainstream and reach people on a national level. One such artist was Jim Croce, a songwriter with a knack for both upbeat, catchy singles and empathetic, melancholy ballads. Though Croce only recorded a few studio albums before an untimely plane crash, he continues to be remembered posthumously. Croce appealed to fans as a common man, and it was not a gimmick -- he was a father and husband who went through a series of blue-collar jobs. And whether he used dry wit, gentle emotions, or sorrow, Croce sang with a rare form of honesty and power. Few artists have ever been able to pull off such down-to-earth storytelling as convincingly as he was.
James Croce was born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 10, 1943. Raised onragtime and country, Croce played the accordion as a child and would eventually teach himself the guitar. It wasn't until his freshman year of college that he began to take music seriously, forming several bands over the next few years. After graduation, he continued to play various gigs at local bars and parties, working as both a teacher and construction worker to support himself and his wife, Ingrid. In 1969, the Croces and an old friend from college, Tommy West, moved to New York and record an album. When the Jim and Ingrid record failed to sell, they moved to a farm in Lyndell, PA, where Jim juggled several jobs, including singing for radio commercials. Eventually he was noticed and signed by the ABC/Dunhill label and released his second album, You Don't Mess Around with Jim, in 1972. The record spawned three hits: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)," and "Time in a Bottle." The latter would become Croce's breakthrough hit, shooting all the way to number one on the Billboard charts. Croce quickly followed with Life and Times in early 1973 and gained his first number one hit with "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown."
After four years of grueling tour schedules, Croce grew homesick. Wishing to spend more time with Ingrid and his infant son Adrian James, he planned to take a break after the Life and Times tour was completed. Unfortunately, the tour would never finish; just two months after "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" topped the charts, Croce's plane crashed in Natchitoches, LA. Croce and the four other passengers (including band member Maury Muehleisen) were killed instantly.
Ironically, Jim Croce's career peaked after his death. In December of 1973, the album I Got a Name surfaced, but it was "Time in a Bottle," from 1972's You Don't Mess Around with Jim which would become his second number one single. Shortly afterwards, "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" reached the Top Ten. Several albums were released posthumously, most notably the greatest hits collection, Photographs and Memories, which became a best-seller. Several other compilations have since been issued, such as the 1992 release The 50th Anniversary Collection and the 2000 compilation Time in a Bottle: The Definitive Collection. Listening to the songs Croce recorded, one cannot help but wonder how far his extraordinary talents could have taken him if he would have perhaps lived a few years longer. Unfortunately, such a question may only be looked at rhetorically, but Jim Croce continues to live on in the impressive catalog of songs he left behind.

http://www.jimcroce.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Soft Rock

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

Singles

1972 SP ABC ABC-11328 (US) .

You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Photographs And Memories

1972 SP VERTIGO 6073 250 (GER)

You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Photographs And Memories

1972 SP ABC ABC-11335 (US) .

Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)

1972 SP VERTIGO 6073 251 (NL) Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
1972 SP GOLDIES 45 D-1472 (US) . You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
1973 SP ABC ABC-11346 (US) (promo) . One Less Set Of Footsteps (mono) / One Less Set Of Footsteps (stereo)
1973 SP ABC ABC-11346 (US) . One Less Set Of Footsteps / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
1973 SP ABC ABC-11373 (US) .

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues)

1973 SP GOLDIES 45 D-2605 (US) . Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / One Less Set Of Footsteps
1973 SP ABC ABC-11389 (US) (promo) . I Got A Name (mono) / I Got A Name (stereo)
1973 SP ABC ABC-11389 (US) .

I Got A Name / Alabama Rain

1973 SP PHILIPS 6073 271 (NL) I Got A Name / Alabama Rain
1973 SP ABC ABC-11405 (US)

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Time In A Bottle / Hard Time Losin' Man    
1973 SP ABC ABC-11413 (US)

HIS CHRISTMAS LOVE SONG - It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Roller Derby Queen

1973 SP ABC ABC-11424 (US) .

I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Salon And Saloon

1973 SP PHILIPS 6073 273 (NL) I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Salon And Saloon
1973 SP GOLDIES 45 D-2647 (US) .

Time In A Bottle / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way

1973 SP ABC ABC-11447 (US) .

Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Thursday

1974 SP PHILIPS SFL-1837 (JAP)

Time In A Bottle / Hey Tomorrow

1975 SP LIFESONG LS 45001 (US) .

Chain Gang Medley / Stone Walls

1976 SP INTERCORD INT 110.117 (GER)

Time In A Bottle / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

1987 SP 21 7-94969 (US) .

Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)

1987 SP 21 7-94973 (US) . Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
1989 SP BR MUSIC 45240 (NL)

I Got A Name / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song


Albums

1966 LP 12" CROCE 101 (US) FACETS - Steel Rail Blues / Coal Tattoo / Texas Rodeo / Charley Green / Gunga Din / Hard Hearted Hannah / Sun Come Up / Blizzard / Running Maggie / Until It's Time For Me To Go / Big Fat Woman
1969 LP 12" CAPITOL ST 315 (US) CROCE - Jim & Ingrid CROCE - Age / Spin Spin Spin / I Am What I Am / What Do People Do / Another Day Another Town / Vespers, Big Wheel / Just Another Day / Next Man That I Marry / What The Hell / Man That Is Me
05/1972 LP 12" ABC ABCX-756 (US) YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Photographs And Memories / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Rapid Boy (The Stock Car Boy) / Box No 10 / Long Time Ago / Hey Tomorrow
01/1973 LP 12" ABC ABCX-769 (US) LIFE AND TIMES - One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Dreamin' Again / Careful Man / Alabama Rain / Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Next Time This Time / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / These Dreams / Speedball Tucker / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
12/1973 LP 12" ABC ABCX-797 (US) I GOT A NAME  - I Got A Name / Lover's Cross / Five Short Minutes / Age / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Salon And Saloon / Tursday / Top Hat Bar And Grille / Recently / Hard Way Every Time
1975 LP 12" PICKWICK 3332 (US) ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER TOWN - Another Day Another Town / Vespers / Big Wheel / Age / What Do People Do / Just Another Day / What The Hell / Man That Is Me / Spin Spin Spin
1975 2 LP 12" LIFESONG LS 900 (US) THE FACES I'VE BEEN :
DISC 1 : This Land Is Your Land / Greenback Dollar / Pig's Song / Gunga Din / Sun Come Up / Bit Fat Woman / Charlie Green Play That Slide Trombone / Railroads And Riverboats
/ Railroad Song / The Way We Used To / Maybe Tomorrow / Stone Walls
DISC 2 : I Remember Mary / Country Girl / Which Way Are You Goin' / King's Song / Missisippi Lady / Chain Gang Medley / Old Man River / Carmella...South Philly / Cars And Dates, Chrome And Clubs / The Chinese / Trucks And Ups / The Army
1977 LP 12" MONUMENT JZ 35000 (US) TIME IN A BOTTLE - JIM CROCE'S GREATEST LOVE SONGS - Time In A Bottle / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Salon And Saloon / Alabama Rain / Dreamin' Again / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Lover's Cross / Thursday / These Dreams / Long Time Ago / Photographs And Memories
1977 LP 12" AHED TVLP-77024 (CAN)

THE JIM CROCE COLLECTION - 20 ORIGINAL HITS - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Time In A Bottle / I Got A Name / Workin' At The Carwash Blues / Alabama Rain / Age / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Careful Man / Top Hat Bar And Grille / Thursday / Thursday / Lover's Cross / Hey Tomorrow / Speedball Tucker / Recently / Hard Time Losin' Man / The Hard Way Every Time

1978 LP 12" LIFESONG JZ 35571 (US)

BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN / JIM CROCE'S GREATEST CHARACTER SONGS - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Five Short Minutes / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Rapid Boy (The Stock Car Boy) / Carmella Rap - A Rose And A Baby Ruth - Nobody Loves A Fat Girl / Roller Derby Queen / Hard Time Losin' Man / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Trucks And Ups Rap - Wear Out The Turnpike / Speedball Tucker / Box # 10 / Top Hat Bar And Grill / Careful Man / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

1978 LP 12" LIFESONG 200 379 (GER) BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN / JIM CROCE'S GREATEST CHARACTER SONGS - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Five Short Minutes / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Rapid Boy (The Stock Car Boy) / Carmella Rap - A Rose And A Baby Ruth - Nobody Loves A Fat Girl / Roller Derby Queen / Hard Time Losin' Man / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Trucks And Ups Rap - Wear Out The Turnpike / Speedball Tucker / Box # 10 / Top Hat Bar And Grill / Careful Man / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
1978 LP 12" LIFESONG LIS 82460 (I) PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES - Bad Bad Leroy Brown / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Photographs And Memories / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Time In A Bottle / New York's Not My Home / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / I Got A Name / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Lover's Cross / One Less Set Of Footsteps / These Dreams / Roller Derby Queen
1979 2 LP 12" LIFESONG 2V 8125 (I) THE VERY BEST OF JIM CROCE :
DISC 1 : Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Lover's Cross / I Got A Name (From The Film "The Last American Hero") / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Photographs And Memories / Workin' At The Carwash Blues / Dreamin' Again / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
DISC 2 : I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Roller Derby Queen / Salon And Saloon / Five Short Minutes / AgeD1Time In A Bottle / One Less Set Of Footsteps / These Dreams / Which Way Are You Goin' / The Hard Way Every Time
1980 CD LIFESONG LS 8030 (US) DOWN THE HIGHWAY - I Got A Name / Mississippi Lady / New York's Not My Home / Chain Gang - He Don't Love You - Searchin' / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Ol' Man River / Which Way Are You Goin' / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Box No 10 / Speedball Tucker / Alabama Rain
1980 LP 12" INTERCORD LC1109 (GER)

DOWN THE HIGHWAY - I Got A Name / Mississippi Lady / New York's Not My Home / Chain Gang Medley / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Old Man River / Which Way Are You Goin' / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Box #10 / Speedball Tucker / Alabama Rain

1980 LP 12" K-TEL NE1059 (UK) HIS GREATEST SONGS - Operator / Time In A Bottle / I Got A Name / One Less Set Of Footsteps / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / These Dreams / A Long Time Ago / Photographs And Memories / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Lover's Cross / Big Bad Leroy Brown / Salon And Saloon / Dreaming Again / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Alabama Rain / New York's Not My Home              
1981 2 LP 12" ROADRUNNER RR 9999 (UK) ZIJN GROOTSTE SUCCESSEN :
DISC 1 : Time In A Bottle / These Dreams / One Less Set Of Footsteps / A Long Time Ago / Age / I Got Name / Old Man River / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Saloon And Saloon / Thursday / Alabama Rain / Recently / Operator
DISC 2 : Bad Bad Leroy Brown / Lover' Cross / It Doesnt Have To Be That Way / New Your's Not My Home / Top Hat Bar And Grille / Tomorrow Is Gonna Be A Brighter Day / Five Short Minutes / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Chain Gang Medley - Chain Gang He Don't Love You - Searchin' / Dreamin' Again / Roller Derby Queen / Wich Way Are You Goin' / Photographs And Memories             
1985 LP 12" PLATINUM PLP 42 (GER) LOVER'S CROSS - Operator ( That's Not The Way It Feels ) / Time A Bottle / I Got A Name / One Less Set Of Footsteps / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / These Dreams / A Long Time Ago / Photographs And Memories / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Lovers Cross / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / Salon And Saloon / Dreaming Again / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Alabama Rain / New York's Not My Home
1985 LP 12" ROADRUNNER RR 34-9841 (UK) THE LEGEND OF JIM CROCE - Time In A Bottle / These Dreams / One Less Set Of Footsteps / I Got A Name / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Alabama Rain / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / It Doesnt Have To Be That Way / New York's Not My Home / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Chain Gang Medley - Chain Gang He Don't Love You - Searchin' / Dreamin' Again / Roller Derby Queen / Photographs And Memories             
1986 2 LP 12" CASTLE CCSLP 154  (GER) THE JIM CROCE COLLECTION :
DISC 1 : Time In A Bottle / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Salon Saloon / Alabama Rain / Dreamin' Again / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Lover's Cross / Thursday / These Dreams / A Long Time Ago / Photographs And Memories           
DISC 2 : I Got A Name / Mississippi Lady / New York's Not My Home / Chain Gang Medley : Chain Gang - He Don't Love You - Searchin' / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Old Man River / Which Way Are You Goin' / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Box #10 / Speedball Tucker / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
1989 CD SAJA 91326-2 (US) JIM CROCE LIVE - THE FINAL TOUR - Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Roller Derby Queen Dialogue / Roller Derby Queen / Next Time, This Time / Trucker Dialogue / Speedball Tucker / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Ball Of Kerrymuir Dialogue / Ball Of Kerrymuir / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Careful Man Dialogue / Careful Man / Shopping For Clothes / These Dreams
1989 LP 12" STAR 840331 (NL) THE LEGENDARY JIM CROCE - Next Time, This Time / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / These Dreams / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Roller Derby Queen / I Got A Name / Time In A Bottle / Alabama Rain / Speedball Tucker / One Less Set Of Footsteps / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Operator / Photographs And Memories / Dreaming Again / Lover's Cross / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / New York's Not My Home
1989 LP 12" COMMANDER 2648092 (NL) SUPER HITS - Time In A Bottle / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Salon & Saloon / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Dreamin' Again / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Lover's Cross / Thursday / These Dreams / A Long Time Ago / Photographs And Memories / Roller Derby Queen / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
1991 CD MARBLE ARCH ROCK CMA CD 122 (UK) BALLADS - It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / These Dreams / A Long Time Ago / I Got A Name / Lover's Cross / Old Man River / Speedball Tucker       
09/1992 2 CD SAJA 7-92205-2 (US) 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION :
CD 1 : Spin Spin Spin / Vespers / Big Wheel / Cigarettes Whiskey And Wild Wild Women / (And) I Remember Her / Cotton Mouth River / More Than That Tomorrow / Migrant Worker / Child Of Midnight / Stone Walls / King's Song / Mississippi Lady / Which Way Are You Goin' / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Photographs And Memories / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Box No 10 / Long Time Ago
CD 2 : Hey Tomorrow / Chain Gang - He Don't Love You - Searchin', Ol' Man River / Careful Man / These Dreams / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Dreamin' Again / Alabama Rain / Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Next Time This Time / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Speedball Tucker / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / I Got A Name / Recently / Five Short Minutes / Thursday / Hard Way Every Time / Age / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Lover's Cross / Salon And Saloon / Top Hat Bar And Grill
07/1994 CD DCC COMPACT CLASSICS 1060 (US) GOLD IN A BOTTLE - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Photographs And Memories / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Box #10 / Long Time Ago / Hey Tomorrow / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Dreamin' Again / Alabama Rain / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / These Dreams / Speedball Tucker / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / I Got A Name (From "Last American Hero") / Lover's Cross / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
1994 CD CEMA S21-57445 (US)

BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN & OTHER FAVORITES - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Which Way Are You Goin' / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / The Way We Used To Be / Photographs And Memories / Age / Railroads And Riverboats / Roller Derby Queen              

1994 3 CD SAJA 15100 (US) 36 ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS :
CD 1 : I Got A Name / Which Way Are You Goin' / Railroad Song / Hey Tomorrow / Hard Time Losin' Man / Roller Derby Queen / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / A Long Time Ago / These Dreams / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / King's Song / Old Man River                      
CD 2 : Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / New York's Not My Home / Dreamin' Again / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Ball Of Kerrymuir / Time In A Bottle / The Way We Used To Be / Top Hat Bar And Grille / Lover's Cross / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Stone Walls               
CD 3 : Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown / Alabama Rain / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Chain Gang Medley: Chain Gang - He Don't Love You - Searchin' / Maybe Tomorrow / Country Girl / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Photographs And Memories / Speedball Tucker / Railroads And Riverboats / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Mississippi Lady
04/1996 CD CEMA S21-18677 (US)

BACK TO BACK HITS - American Pie (Part One) (Don McLEAN) / I Got A Name (Jim CROCE) / Castles In The Air (Don McLEAN) / You Don't Mess Around With Jim (Jim CROCE) / Everyday (Don McLEAN) / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) (Jim CROCE) / Vincent (Don McLEAN) / Time In A Bottle (Jim CROCE) / Dreide(Don McLEAN) / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues (Jim CROCE)

04/1996 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15894 (GER) BOMBS OVER PUERTO RICO - Jim & Ingrid CROCE - Age / Spin Spin Spin / I Am Who I Am / What Do People Do / Another Day Another Town / Vespers / Big Wheel / Just Another Day / Next Man That I Marry / What The Hell / Man That Is Me
04/1998 2 CD RECALL SMD CD 102X (UK) THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION :
CD 1 : You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Photographs And Memories / New York's Not My Home / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Hey Tomorrow / These Dreams / Speedball Tucker / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / I Got A Name / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Alabama Rain / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Salon And Saloon / Chain Gang Medley
CD 2 : Spin, Spin, Spin / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Bright New Day / Hard Time Losin' Man / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Lover's Cross / Working At The Car Wash Blues / Box 10 / A Long Time Ago / Dreamin' Again / Careful Man / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business / Five Short Minutes / Ages / Thursday / Top Hat Bar And Grill / Recently / The Hard Way Every Time / Ol' Man River / Which Way Are You Goin? / Mississippi Lady / Next Time, This Time
09/1999 CD DCC COMPACT CLASSICS GZS-1134 (US) WORDS & MUSIC - Age / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Hard Way Every Time / Careful Man / Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Next Time, This Time / Recently / Mississippi Lady / Country Girl / (And) I Remember Her / Five Short Minutes / More Than That Tomorrow / King's Song / Child Of Midnight [JIM & INGRID] / Stone Walls / Which Way Are You Goin'? / Top Hat Bar And Grill / Hey Tomorrow
05/2000 CD DCC COMPACT CLASSICS LPZ-2054 (US)

HIS GREATEST RECORDINGS - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Photographs And Memories / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / New York's Not My Home / Walkin' Back To Georgia / I Got A Name / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Dreamin' Again / Roller Derby Queen / Lover's Cross / Hey Tomorrow    

08/2001 CD RHINO R2-74331 (US) BEHIND THE MUSIC - Which Way Are You Goin' / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Way We Used To Be (Ingrid CROCE) / Country Girl / Hard Way Every Time / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) / Speedball Tucker (live) / Time In A Bottle / Lover's Cross / I Got A Name / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / New York's Not My Home / More Than That Tomorrow (Ingrid CROCE) / Maybe Tomorrow (Ingrid CROCE) / Child Of Midnight (Ingrid CROCE) / Careful Man (live)  / These Dreams (live)
03/2003 2 CD DJ SPECIALIST ? (US) THE COMPLETE COLLECTION - THE JIM CROCE COLLECTION :
CD 1 : Spin, Spin, Spin / Vespers / Big Wheel / Cigarettes, Whisky & Wild, Wild Women / (And) I Remember Her / Cotton Mouth River / More Than That Tomorrow / Migrant Worker / Child Of Midnight / Stone Walls / King's Song / Mississippi Lady / Which Way Are You Goin' / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Photographs And Memories / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Box #10 / Long Time Ago / Maybe Tomorrow
CD 2 : Hey Tomorrow / Chain Gang Medley: Chain Gang - He Don't Love You - Searchin' / Old Man River / Careful Man / These Dreams / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Dreamin' Again / Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Next Time, This Time / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Speedball Tucker / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / I Got A Name / Recently / Five Short Minutes / Thursday / Hard Way Every Time / Age / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Lover's Cross / Salon And Saloon / Top Hat Bar And Grille
2003 CD REMIND 8034 (US) JIM CROCE - Bad Bad Leroy Brown / Chain Gang - He Don't Love You - Searchin' / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Mississippi Lady / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Time In A Bottle / Workin' At The Carwash Blues / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Alabama Rain / Dreamin' Again / Hard Time Losing Man / Roller Derby Queen / Salon And Saloon / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Speedball Tucker
08/2003 2 CD DISKY HR 905593 (NL) ORIGINAL GOLD :
CD 1 : I Got A Name / Lover's Cross / Time In A Bottle / (And) I Remeber Her / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / Photographs And Memories / Hey Tomorrow / Top Hat And Bar Grille / Next Time, This Time / Hard Time Losing Man / Speedball Trucker / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Chain Gang Medley / The Migrant Worker / Salon And Saloon / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Ol' Man River / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
CD 2 : New York's Not My Home / Big Wheel / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Age / Walkin' Back To Georgia / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Alabama Rain / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / A Long Time Ago / Spin, Spin, Spin / Thursday / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / These Dreams / Which Way Are You Goin' / Dreamin' Again / Careful Man / Shopping For Clothes (live)
10/2003 CD DELTA 47212 (GER)

BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN - Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business Singing The Blues / Time In A Bottle / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Maybe Tomorrow / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Railroad Song / Speedball Tucker / The Hard Way Every Time / Next Time, This Time / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Hard Time Losin' Man / Ol' Man River / Mississippi Lady / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Walkin' Back To Gerogia / These Dreams / Alabama Rain / New York's Not My Home

10/2003 CD SHOUT FACTORY 30266 (US) HOME RECORDINGS - AMERICANA - Living With The Blues / Things Bout Goin' My Way / Nobody Loves A Fat Girl / You Oughta See Pickles Now / Cigarettes Whiskey And Wild Wild Women / In The Jailhouse Now / If The Backdoor Could Talk / Who Will Buy The Wine / Mom And Dad's Waltz / Wall, Sadie Green (The Vamp Of New Orleans) / I Got Mine / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Six Days On The Road / Mama Tried
01/2004 CD RHINO 8122738902 (US) CLASSIC HITS - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / I Got A Name / Time In A Bottle / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Photographs And Memories / Roller Derby Queen / New York's Not My Home / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Lover's Cross / These Dreams / Long Time Ago / Alabama Rain / Dreamin' Again / Salon And Saloon / Thursday
03/2004 2 CD SHOUT! FACTORY D2K 34724 (US) FACETS :
CD 1 : Steel Rail Blues / Coal Tattoo / Texas Rodeo / Charley Green / Gunga Din / Hard Hearted Hannah / Sun Come Up / Blizzard / Running Maggie / Until It's Time For Me To Go / Big Fat Woman
CD 2 : BONUS DISC : JIM & INGRID TOO : Child Of Midnight / It's All Over Mary Ann / Railroads And Riverboats / Hard Times Are Over / Railroad Song / Maybe Tomorrow / Pa (Song For A Grandfather)
08/2004 3 CD PHANTOM IMPORT DISTRIBUTION SMETD-117 (?) THE WAY WE USED TO BE - THE ANTHOLOGY :
CD 1 : You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Photographs And Memories / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Box, No. 10 / A Long Time Ago / Hey Tomorrow / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Dreamin' Again / Careful Man / Alabama Rain / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Next Time, This Time / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / These Dreams / Speedball Tucker / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
CD 2 : I Got A Name / Lover's Cross / Five Short Mintues / Age / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Salon And Saloon / Thursday / Top Hat Bar And Grill / Recently / The Hard Way Every Time / Circle Of Style / Carnival Of Pride / Wear Out The Turnpike / Can't Wait / The Migrant Worker / Railroad Song / And I Remember Her / More Than That Tomorrow / Cotton Mouth River / Child Of Midnight / The Way We Used To Be / Maybe Tomorrow / Stone Walls / Country Girl / Which Way Are You Goin'? / Mississippi Lady / Chain Gang Medley : Chain Gang - He Will Break Your Heart (He Don't ...) / Ol' Man River
CD 3 : Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Roller Derby Queen (dialogue) / Roller Derby Queen / Next Time, This Time / Trucker (dialogue) / Speedball Tucker / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Ball Of Kerrymuir (dialogue) / Ball Of Kerrymuir / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Careful Man (dialogue) / Careful Man / Shopping For Clothes / These Dreams
02/2005 CD HUNTER HMR-159932 (US)

I GOT A NAME / LIFE AND TIMES - I Got A Name / Lover's Cross / Five Short Minutes / Age / Workin' At The Carwash Blues / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Salon And Saloon / Thursday / Top Hat Bar And Grille / Recently / The Hard Way Every Time / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Dreamin' Again / Careful Man / Alabama Rain / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business / Next Time, This Time / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / These Dreams / Speedball Tucker / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way

04/2005 2 CD METRO DOUBLES METRDCD 554 (US) THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION :
CD 1 : You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Roller Derby Queen / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Hard Time Losin' Man / Box, No. 10 / Mississippi Lady / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / Speedball Tucker / Top Hat Bar And Grill / Walkin' Back To Georgia / A Long Time Ago / Hey Tomorrow / Five Short Minutes
CD 2 : Time In A Bottle / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / New York's Not My Home / Photographs And Memories / Age / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Next Time, This Time / Alabama Rain / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Dreamin' Again / I Got A Name / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Lover's Cross / Which Way Are You Goin'? / Careful Man / Recently / The Hard Way Every Time
01/2006 CD SHOUT! FACTORY DK 32646 (US)

HAVE YOU HEARD - JIM CROCE LIVE - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Intro To "Roller Derby Queen" / Roller Derby Queen / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Next Time, This Time / Intro To "Speedball Tucker" / Speedball Tucker / Lover's Cross / Intro To "Workin' At The Car Wash Blues" / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Intro To "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / New York's Not My Home / The Hard Way Every Time / Intro To "Rapid Roy" / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / These Dreams / Hard Time Losing Man                     

1/2007 CD SANCTUARY SMBCD398 (US) THE VERY BEST OF JIM CROCE - Time In A Bottle / Bad Bad Leroy Brown / Operator / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / One Less Set Of Footsteps / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Photographs And Memories / Next Time This Time / I Got A Name / It Doesn't Have To Be This Way / Alabama Rain / Which Way Are You Goin' / Lover's Cross / Dreamin' Again / New York's Not My Home / Working At The Carwash Blues / Mississippi Lady
09/2008 2 CD + 1 DVD MADACY 53728 (US) JIM CROCE :
CD 1 : Living With The Blues / Things 'Bout Goin' My Way / Nobody Loves A Fat Girl / You Oughta See Pickles Now / Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild Wild Women / In The Jailhouse Now / If The Back Door Could Talk / Who Will Buy The Wine / Mom And Dad's Waltz / The Wall / Sadie Green (The Vamp Of New Orleans) / I Got Mine / Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Six Days On The Road / Mama Tried
CD 2 : Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Which Way Are You Goin' / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / The Way We Used To Be / Photographs And Memories / Age / Railroads And Riverboats / Roller Derby Queen
DVD : Prologue: Photographs And Memories / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Roller Derby Queen / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Next Time, This Time / Speedball Tucker / Lover's Cross / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Interlude: I'll Have to Say I Love You In A Song / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / New York's Not My Home / The Hard Way Every Time / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / These Dreams / Epilogue: Time In A Bottle
01/2011 3 CD TIMELESS 17550 (US) CLASSICS :
CD 1 : I Got A Name / Which Way Are You Goin' / Railroad Song / Hey Tomorrow / Hard Time Losin' Man / Roller Derby Queen / You Don't Mess Around With Jim / A Long Time Ago / These Dreams / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / King's Song / Old Man River
CD 2 : Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / New York's Not My Home / Dreamin' Again / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / Age / Time In A Bottle / The Way We Used To Be / Top Hat Bar And Grille / Lover's Cross / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way / Stone Walls
CD 3 : Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown / Alabama Rain / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Chain Gang Medley : Chain Gang - He Don't Love You - Searchin' / Maybe Tomorrow / Country Girl / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Photographs And Memories / Speedball Tucker / Railroads And Riverboats / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Mississippi Lady
07/2011 2 CD EDSEL EDSD 2116 (UK) THE ORIGINAL ALBUMS :
CD 1 : You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day / New York's Not My Home / Hard Time Losin' Man / Photographs And Memories / Walkin' Back To Georgia / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Time In A Bottle / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / Box #10 / A Long Time Ago / Hey Tomorrow / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Roller Derby Queen / Dreamin' Again / Careful Man / Alabama Rain / A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' The Blues) / Next Time, This Time / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / These Dreams / Speedball Tucker / It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
CD 2 : I Got A Name / Lover's Cross / Five Short Minutes / Age / Workin' At The Carwash Blues / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Salon And Saloon / Thursday / Top Hat Bar And Grille / Recently / The Hard Way Every Time / Mississippi Lady [bonus track] / Medley: Chain Gang [bonus track] / Ol' Man River [bonus track] / Which Way Are You Goin'? [bonus track] / Stone Walls [bonus track] / King's Song [bonus track] / Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild, Wild Women [bonus track] / (And) I Remember Her [bonus track] / Cotton Mouth River [bonus track] / More Than That Tomorrow [bonus track] / The Migrant Worker [bonus track] / Child Of Midnight [bonus track] / Railroad Song [bonus track] / Country Girl [bonus track] / Maybe Tomorrow [bonus track] / The Way We Used To Be [bonus track]
11/2011 CD IMMORTAL IMA104181 (US) ON STAGE - You Don't Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) / Roller Derby Queen / One Less Set Of Footsteps / Next Time, This Time / Speedball Tucker / Lover's Cross / Workin' At The Car Wash Blues / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / New York's Not My Home / The Hard Way Every Time / Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) / These Dreams / Time In A Bottle

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